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Medical Study Analysis (5 credits) - $40
illustration of the medical research process
About / Objectives
Every month, hundreds of studies are published in medical journals. Some are practice-changing, while many offer little value other than a credit in the author's bio. Sifting through the barrage of trials, guidelines, analyses, and reviews to find meaningful content can be difficult. It's more important now than ever that providers understand the principles of quality medical research and sound statistical techniques so they can decipher which information will improve their outcomes. After completing this program, providers will be able to:

  • Define the four main types of medical studies, including their strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify confounding and different types of bias
  • Explain basic statistical concepts, including the normal distribution, confidence intervals, p-values, and study power
  • Define different types of outcome analysis and recognize the problems with each
  • Interpret and apply study measures, including relative and absolute risk, sensitivity, and specificity

Outline and Excerpt
AAFP Credit Acceptance
The AAFP has reviewed this program and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Providers should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/ AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the following organizations: